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Friday, July 29, 2016

3 on 3 basketball tournament largest to date - By Allison Talon

The fourth annual Sonic co-ed 3on3 basketball tournament took place last weekend with 46 teams competing for bragging rights and to remember former Windham High School basketball player Danny “Sonic” Giguere, a 1996 graduate that passed away tragically in a car crash leaving behind a wife and three beautiful boys and many friends in the Windham community. The tournament benefits Windham Youth Basketball, according to president Pat Moody. 

“Wanted to do something in his memory, so we created this fun tourney and named it after him,” Moody said. Dan was number 12 at Windham, and in Sonic’s Jersey on the logo, he is wearing Dan’s number.

The teams range in age from 9 to 50 years old and raised over $4,000, this year from sponsors and team entry fees. Windham Millwork, Bob The Screenprinter, Old Port Press and Walmart sponsored for the fourth year in a row, while new sponsors Maine Optometry and Robie Builders joined in the fun. 

This year the money will go towards replacing the much needed basketball systems at the primary school playground. WYBA will donate the hoops and installation to the RSU,” said Moody.

Some of the teams that were crowned champions were: Third/fourth grade - Luke Cunniffe, Sam Rogers, Lukas Hammond and Stella Jarvais. Fifth/sixth grades - Bryce Duarte, Petros Engelhardt, Jaelyn Jackson, Arianna Riel and Jaden Kimball. In the seventh/eighth - Dom Cambell, Kaleb Cidre, Hayleigh Moody and Jared Johnson. In the adult division the champions were Arsenio Santamaria, Danielle Clark and AL "Blackstone Jeff Duquette. 

For those who missed this tournament, Raymond is having its first annual 3 on 3 co-ed basketball tournament Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. on Mill Street. FMI or to register call Brenda Coquette at 207-615-2379.

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